Two men were killed and one man was seriously wounded in a shooting in a Redland nursery in South Miami-Dade on Thursday afternoon, police said.
The incident happened around 4 p.m. in the 19700 block of Southwest 200th Street, Miami-Dade police said.
Officers responding to a report of a shooting found three wounded men, Miami-Dade spokesman Daniel Ferrin said. A 20-year-old and 35-year-old died at the scene. Miami Dade Fire Rescue took a wounded 36-year-old man to the trauma center at Jackson South Community Hospital.
A witness gave a description of the vehicle the shooter left in to an officer, Ferrin said. Another officer spotted the car and attempted to pull him over. The driver stopped and took off running into a field.
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That’s when a family member told an officer at the original scene that the shooter wanted to surrender. An officer spoke to the shooter by phone and told him how to surrender, Ferrin said. Police caught the suspect at Southwest 137th Avenue and 200th Street.
Television helicopters showed four police officers arresting the man and placing him in the back of a pickup truck.
Police had not identified the shooter or the victims as of Thursday evening. Ferrin said detectives were speaking with the alleged shooter; charges had not been filed as of Thursday night.
Southwest 200th Street from 193rd to 198th avenues remained blocked off for much of the evening.
Redland is an agricultural community dotted with large nurseries, strawberry fields and the popular Knaus Berry Farm, known for its sticky buns, milk shakes and U-pick farm.